Welcome to the Weekend Update. Our goal with this weekly post is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the open source enterprise blockchain community.
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Hyperledger Global Forum (HGF) agenda announced
The agenda details for Hyperledger Global Forum (June 8-10) went live this week. The virtual event, which is open to any and all who are involved or interested in using, developing or learning more about Hyperledger’s open source enterprise blockchain technologies, will take place in two segments each day, spaced across time zones, and feature real-time translation for more than a dozen languages.
The packed three days will include more than 100 sessions across business, technical and demo theater tracks. The sessions include an opening day keynote from Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
HGF will also leverage a range of interactive features from the Hopin events platform, including live Q+A, chat and polling functionality, speed networking, virtual booths and Birds of a Feather and AMA break-out discussions, to make it easy to engage with speakers and other attendees.
Reminder: To encourage attendance by underrepresented/marginalized persons in the technology and open source communities, Hyperledger is offering scholarships to HGF. Recipients will receive complimentary registration to the event. Applications are due May 21. Go here to find out more.
Synchronize Virtual Series – Market Trends in Distributed Ledger Technology Session
This year, Synchronize is taking place as a free virtual webinar series. The first session “Market Trends in Distributed Ledger Technology,” is on Wednesday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. ET. Speakers will include Csilla Zsirgi of Blockchain Technology Partners, Sandra Ro of Global Blockchain Business Council and Shaul Kfir of Digital Asset.
Get more details here.
Call to Action: Help Develop a Carbon Accounting Lab
The Hyperledger Climate Action and Accounting Special Interest Group is seeking blockchain developers to help develop a carbon accounting tool. The SIG is building a set of open source tools for an “operating system for climate action” in the blockchain-carbon-accounting lab.
Find out more about how to get involved here.
Linux Foundation Training Program (LiFT) Scholarship Applications Open
The Linux Foundation is hosting the Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship Program to provide opportunities to up-and-coming developers and sysadmins who show promise for helping shape the future of Linux and open source software but do not otherwise have the ability to attend training courses or take certification exams. The deadline to apply is April 30.
- Tuesday, April 27, at 16:00 UTC / 18:00 CEST: Hyperledger Madrid hosts “Hyperledger Indy: Emprendiendo con Self Sovereign Identity” (Spanish)
- Tuesday, April 27, at 17:00 UTC / 13:00 EDT: Hyperledger NYC hosts “When Daml? Do all smart contracts need to be permissionless and decentralized?”
- Wednesday, April 28, at 16:00 UTC / 18:00 CEST: Hyperledger Vilnius hosts “Supplier Digital Passport Using Trust Your Supplier”
- Thursday, April 29, at 15:00 UTC / 17:00 CEST: Hyperledger Budapest hosts “Deep dive into keys, certificates and access control of Hyperledger Fabric”
- Thursday, April 29, at 22:00 UTC / 19:00 BRT: Hyperledger Brazil Chapter hosts “Rastreabilidade no agronegócio com apoio da tecnologia Blockchain” (Portuguese)
See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.